Europe Registry was again named by HKIRC (Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited), the .HK Domain Name Registry,
as their Best Overseas Performing Service Partner for the year 2009. As a global leading Domain Name and ENUM Registrar, Europe Registry has been the best .HK domain name overseas provider since 2006.
Chloe Li, Director of Domain Operations, accepted the Award at HKIRC’s 2009 Ceremony held in the Exchange Square Building in Hong Kong on 3 Feb. Chloe said "We recognise the importance of Hong Kong as a key gateway into China's rapidly expanding Domain Name market."
HKIRC announced that ‘.香港’ registrations will be offered free to all ‘.hk’ customers in the second half of 2010 with the aim of helping them develop their sites with full Chinese domain names. This is to increase the popularity of Chinese domain names and to maximize benefits to the Internet community, and ultimately to sustain the status of Hong Kong as a digital city.
Europe Registry launched it support in Hong Kong IDN (internationalised domain name). Currently, Europe Registry accept both English and Chinese characters (both simplified and traditional) in Hong Kong Domain extensions, including .HK, .COM.HK and .公司.HK. Europe Registry will be fully participating and supporting ‘.香港’ launch. About Europe Registry Europe Registry is a global leading registrar in the Domain Name and ENUM industry, with its head office in Melbourne, and presences across America, Europe, and Asia. As a pioneer of developing convergence technologies for local presence services, Europe Registry offers 350+ ccTLD and global phone numbers in over 60m countries. For more information about Europe Registry, please visit: http://www.europeregistry.com
To register your .HK names, please visit: http://www.europeregistry.com/domains/hk-domain-registration.htm
Europe Registry to offer .MG domain names
MELBOURNE, September 18th 2009
Europe Registry is pleased to announce that it has achieved another accreditation in Madagascar's ccTLD - .MG, growing the number of direct accreditations to more than 100 across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America and Africa.
The island of Madagascar is located in the south-east of Africa and is the fourth-largest island in the world. Earlier this year, the Madagascar Network Information Center (NIC-MG), the regulatory authority of .MG migrated their legacy system to EPP-based. The technical changes are also being accompanied by a review of policies and procedures to address abuse of intellectual property rights, cyber-crime and protection of the public interest.
Europe Registry is currently finalizing its connection to NIC-MG's new system which will allow real time registration and updates of .MG domain names. As our customers, you will be able to register .MG domains instantaneously.
June 2009 - Customer Alert!
MELBOURNE, June 12th 2009
We have been alerted to the fact that a number of our Customers are receiving unsolicited emails from a company called dnrcenter based in Hong Kong. These emails purport to be on behalf of Europe Registry and request payment of maintenance fees or renewal fees. This company is in no way related to Europe Registry, and the emails are fraudulent. Their aspersion that they are the Sponsoring Registrar is not correct and they are misrepresenting themselves to you. Please disregard these emails and register them as spam.
We have reported this company to ICANN for action. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email Europe Registry. Contact details are provided below.http://www.europeregistry.com/about/contact.php
Chief Operating Officer
A copy of their hoax email is as follows:
Europe Registry Goes Live for .CM Domains
MELBOURNE, October 15th 2008
NETCOM.cm Sarl (NETCOM), the .CM Cameroon Domain Registry officially announced .CM Sunrise Period kicks off at 10:00am, 15 Oct 2008 (UTC). As the very first registrar and the exclusive Validation Agent for .CM Sunrise Applications, Instra Corporation (Instra) again demonstrated to the world its strength in leading country code top level domain (ccTLD) names industry.
Mr. Moustapha Saya Kaigama, president of NETCOM personally sent Instra his gratefulness for the significant contributions NETCOM has received from Instra in the past year. Mr. Kaigama commented, “ Without the tireless work put in by our partners, this launch would not be possible. We are pleased to have Instra as our Sunrise Validation Agent and registrar. NETCOM is devoted to providing excellence in its Registry services, and we expect Instra to provide an excellent Cameroon domain experience as well.”
.CM Sunrise Period will take place between 15 October and 31 October 2008 offering the first-mover advantage to trademark holders throughout the world. 2nd level registrations such as .COM.CM, .NET.CM and .CO.CM will be available during the Sunrise Period. General registrations on a first-come-first-served basis will begin on 15 November 2008.
“We expect a huge demand from trademark and brand owners given the similarity to the .CM, the Number 1 Global Top Level Domain and .CN, the Number 1 Country Code Top Level Domain. Although with registrations taking place at the 2nd level, the confusion would be slightly minimized.” said Tony Lentino, CEO of Instra Corporation's Europe Registry. Europe Registry endeavors to inform its corporate clients especially trademark and brand owners about the importance of .CM.
Chloe Li, spokesperson for Instra Corporation's Europe Registry, is pleased to announce, "Instra is working with NETCOM to aggressively market .CM on a global scale. As the registrar, we have been accepting .CM pre-registrations for both Sunrise and General Registration to enable all of our customers the first-time entry into .CM extension. Our robust system is on standby to ensure a success of the submission of all Sunrise Applications. As the Validation Agent, Instra has formed a dedicated team to exclusively work with NETCOM to enforce the transparency and fairness throughout the whole validation process.”
For more information about.CM domain name registration, please visit: EuropeRegistry.com
Europe Registry links ENUM Convergence to .tel Domain
MELBOURNE, October 7th 2008
Instra Corporation's Europe Registry, one of Europe's leading Domain Name registrars, is prepared to accept pre-registration of the new communications-focused .tel top level domain (TLD) worldwide commencing in Dec 2008.
The .tel enables the owner to store, update and publish contact information, web links and keywords directly on the Internet under a unique domain name. Simple, fast and accessible from any device, .tel provides a new internet standard for businesses and individuals to take full control over how and where people reach them.
"Instra acknowledges the importance and the potential impact of live directory services via the Internet as one of the pioneer registrars of .tel. This is the next step for the convergence of Telephone services and the Internet." said Tony Lentino, CEO of Instra Corporation's Europe Registry. “The .tel namespace also compliments Instra’s upcoming PhNUM offering, where users can easily obtain and manage business communications via ENUM convergence technologies." Europe Registry endeavors to inform its corporate clients about the importance and benefits of .tel.
Justin Hayward, Communications Director at Telnic Limited, the registry operator for .tel, added: “We’re delighted to add world class registrars like Instra Corporation to the growing number of organizations that are realizing the potential impact that the .tel will have on internet-based communications and directory services. The ease of use and rich functionality of the .tel publishing platform will open up new markets and opportunities for developers, customers and Instra.”
Chloe Li, spokesperson for Instra Corporation's Europe Registry, is pleased to announce, "Instra is currently working with Telnic to market .tel on a global scale. We will start accepting .tel applications from customers around the world in due course."
Instra - The Winning Registrar of the 100,000th .SG Domain Name
SINGAPORE, September 19th 2008
SGNIC is pleased to announce that the registrant of the 100,000th domain name has been identified. The lucky winner is Mr Daniel Neves who registered the name metropolle.sg. The corresponding serving registrar would be Instra Corporation Pte Ltd.
EuropeRegistry Ready for .ASIA Landrush
MELBOURNE, February 19th 2008
Instra Corporation's EuropeRegistry.com, a world wide leading Domain Name registrar, is ready for the launch of the .ASIA Landrush scheduled on 20th February 2008, the world's first domain name extension for the Asia Pacific Region.
Leona Chen, spokesperson for the DotASIA Organization anticipates a Huge Landrush. Leona comments, "We are ready for something big. All of our people and systems are in place, and we look forward to the commencement of the .ASIA Landrush."
With already 30,780 .ASIA domains submitted during the Sunrise Period, the Landrush is anticipated to be massive, with domain registrars globally submitting hundreds of thousands of .ASIA domain names. Duplicate Domain names submitted during the Landrush stage will go into a live domain name auction.
Chloe Li, Director of Operations for Instra Corporation, commented, "Today is a special day for us. We have worked hard for this moment, and we believe .ASIA will become a world leading domain name. We are pleased to see that the Asia Pacific region finally gets its own unique online identity."
The scope of .ASIA TLD has been defined by ICANN, and includes over 70 countries, with coverage from the Middle East, to the Far East and Oceania regions. Applications will only be considered from organizations officially registered in one or more of these countries. EuropeRegistry will provide a Local Address for clients outside of the Asia region, such as for applicants that are located in America, Europe, or Africa.
Phillip Parker from Instra Corporation's EuropeRegistry said, "It's an important time for corporations around the world, especially with trademark and brand infringement occurring on mammoth proportions. It is imperative that these corporate brands protect their name in the .ASIA name space."
Following the successful European .EU domain launch in 2006, .ASIA is the next geographic region Top Level Domain to be introduced.
.ASIA domain names can be registered online at: EuropeRegistry.com
Additional details about .ASIA domain name can be found online at: DotAsia.org
Asia Domain Names Set to Explode as Instra Corporation Goes 'Chinese'
Melbourne, March 9th 2007
Instra Corporation, Australia's leading Domain Name and ENUM Registrar, has been named by HKDNR, the Hong-Kong Domain Name Registry, as their Best Performing New Service Partner 2006 (Overseas).
Phillip Parker, Instra's Business Development Manager, accepted the award from Mr. Jonathan Shea, HKDNR's CEO at a ceremony held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong. Mr. Parker said "We recognise the importance of Hong Kong as a key gateway into China's rapidly expanding Domain Name market."
Mr. Shea took the opportunity of the Award Ceremony to launch the '.hk' Chinese Domain Name.
Claudia Chen, Head of Instra's Chinese language activities, announced the company's participation in the IDN development. "Chinese Character Domain Names (IDNs) will be based on the 45,000+ Chinese characters. We expect the '.hk' IDN to be the front runner of all Chinese IDN domain names until IDNs are implemented at the top level".
The ICANN Board approved the .ASIA top-level domain last December, and named the DotAsia organisation the responsible gTLD Registry. It is expected that .ASIA TLD will be launched within 6-9 months.. Details of the arrangements will be announced as they are announced.
The scope of the .ASIA TLD has been defined by ICANN as their Asia/Australia and Pacific Region. This includes over 70 countries and covers the Middle East, the Far East and Oceania. Applications will only be considered from organisations officially registered in one or more of these countries.
Tony Lentino, Instra's CEO, sees a great future for the '. hk', 'cn' and '. ASIA' domains; "We see the opportunity dwarfing the recent '.eu' launch, which produced over 2 Million Registrations in just 12 months''.
Instra's Europe Registry handles all leading Far East domains, including China (.cn and .hk) Korea, Japan Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. .For more information about Instra Corporation and Europe Registry, please visit the following websites
Instra Corporation launches ASIA Registry
for Asia Pacific Domain Names
7th August 2006
MELBOURNE, Australia, August 10th /PRNewswire/ --
- Instra Corporation Moves Into Asia
- Europe Registry website opens
- ICANN announce final preparations for the .asia Registry
- Instra now supporting Asian ccTLD’s for .hk, .my, .sg, .in.
Instra Corporation, a world leading Domain Name and ENUM registrar is proud to announce the launch of Europe Registry, a specialized domain name registration service covering Asian ccTLD’s and Asia Pacific’s new identity, .asia Top Level Domain, which is expected to be as popular as the recent .EU for the European Union.
The importance of this vast Asian market ,which is right on Instra Corporation’s doorstep, represents a key business opportunity for ccTLD’s including Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Australasia, as the explosion of digital brand services such as Domain Names continues to surge throughout the world.
Instra Corporation’s CEO, Tony Lentino comments, “Just take a look at the potential growth that the Asian region offers. Asia has the largest number of phone lines of any region of the world – almost twice the number of phones in North and South America combined, and 85% more than Western Europe. Phone lines mean Internet connections, which mean Domain Names – our market.”
Figures published by the International Telecoms Union (ITU) in Geneva, show that Asia represents some 60% of the world’s 6.7 billion population, and accounts for 25% of the world’s US$ 37 trillion economic production, as well as 40% of the world’s telephone connections.
To emphasise this development, ICANN, who organise the Internet worldwide, have recently announced the proposed registry agreement between ICANN and DotAsia Organisation Limited. If approved by the ICANN Board, DotAsia Limited would be designated as the registry operator for the newly designated .ASIA gTLD registry.
Instra Corporation is a worldwide player in the Domain Name industry and is actively gaining global experience with registry accreditations in the area of ENUM. This Next Generation technology bringds total convergence to Domain Names, Telephone numbers and E-mail addresses.
Instra is involved with ENUM across many countries including Switzerland, Germany Austria, North America and is working together with ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) for the Australian ENUM Trial.
For more information about Instra Corporation and Europe Registry, please visit the following websites
http://www.instra.com/ or contact
Phillip Parker, Business Development, Melbourne +61 3 9783 1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
Instra Corporation's Europe Registry is now an Accredited Registrar for the European Domain ‘.eu’
10th August 2005
We are pleased to announce that Instra Corporation has recently been appointed as an officially accredited Registrar by EURid, the ‘.eu’ Registry. We are now ready to accept applications for ‘.eu’ domain names.
Those of you who have already submitted your pre-registrations to us will shortly be receiving an individual e-mail to ask you to confirm your earlier request. As you may already know, some form of formal link with Europe is required in order to obtain an ‘.eu’ domain. This can either be a company registered in any of the 25 European Member States, or the applicant can be a formal EU resident.
At the same time, applicants with certain prior rights, for example a specific company name, or Trademark registered any where in the European Union, can apply for a priority status during the two ‘Sunrise’ periods, each lasting 2 months. This is before the doors open for all applications for ‘.eu’ Registration.
International customers that do not meet this requirement may still apply, by registering a UK Limited company in addition to their domain name. This provides a legal European presence and will be sufficient to register your .EU domain name during sunrise phase 2.